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July 29, 2016 10:19 PM Zika is spreading explosively in Puerto Rico, report says

The widespread Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico is exploding at an alarming rate, with the number of people infected jumping by nearly nine times between February and June, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials said the rapid rise could lead to hundreds of infants being born with microcephaly 13

July 29, 2016 4:35 PM Save the Children-supported maternity hospital bombed in Syria: NGO

Beirut (AFP) - A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed Friday in an air raid in Idlib province of northwest Syria, causing casualties and heavy damage, the Britain-based charity said. "Save the Children supported maternity hospital in #Idlib bombed, casualties reported - numbers unconfirmed," it tweeted. In a statement, Save the Children 15

July 29, 2016 2:15 PM Florida Zika cases 'came from mosquitoes in Miami area'

Four mysterious Zika infections found in Florida are likely to have come from mosquitoes in the Miami area, according to the state governor. Rick Scott said no mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for Zika, but one woman and three men in Miami-Dade and Broward counties probably contracted the virus through mosquito bites. More than 1,650 Zika infections 15

July 29, 2016 12:59 AM All white on the night: Emma Willis is a vision in caped dress as the new series of Celebrity Big Brother kicks off

She knew she was going to be sharing the stage with a host of glamorous celebrity beauties. So no wonder Emma Willis pulled out all the stops in a chic white ensemble as she kicks off the new series of Celebrity Big Brother on Thursday night. The TV presenter looked stunning in a white caped dress as she hosted the two-hour live broadcast from the Elstree 14

July 28, 2016 6:06 PM Named person 'will still be introduced'

The Scottish government still intends to introduce its named person scheme despite a Supreme Court ruling. The controversial proposals would appoint a single person - usually a teacher or health visitor - to look out for the welfare of every child. But the Supreme Court ruled that part of the legislation relating to data sharing breached human rights 21

July 28, 2016 6:03 PM 'Birtherism' Is Back and That May Be Bad News For Trump

Birtherism — the repeatedly debunked conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama is not a legitimate American citizen — has made a comeback in the political discourse, and oddly enough it's the first couple resurrecting it. In her acclaimed address before the Democratic National Convention on Monday, first lady Michelle Obama talked about encouraging 33

July 28, 2016 10:13 AM Supreme Court rules against Named Person scheme

Judges at the UK's highest court have ruled against the Scottish government's Named Person scheme. Opponents of the scheme appealed to the Supreme Court in London after their case was dismissed by the Court of Session in Edinburgh last year. The system would appoint a named person - usually a teacher or health visitor - to ensure the wellbeing of every 20

July 27, 2016 4:21 PM Rare Diana monkey born at Twycross Zoo after 29 years

A Diana monkey has been born in the UK for the first time in five years. The three-month-old, who is yet to be named or have its gender confirmed, was born to first-time parents at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire. Charlotte MacDonald said the zoo was "really excited" about the birth as it was the first in 29 years at Twycross. Diana monkeys are endangered 27

July 27, 2016 4:07 PM Mother Has Her 'Gentle Caesarean' Filmed Showing Baby Slowly 'Crawl' Out Of Her Womb Unaided

Someone held a mirror to help the mother view the birth. A mother opted to have her “gentle caesarean” filmed in a bid to show other women it can be a “beautiful experience”. In the video, the baby wriggles out from the mother’s stomach unaided, while medical staff surrounded the bed. The woman, whose name is unknown, gave her friend Sophie Messager 15

July 26, 2016 6:02 PM Chris Pratt's The Magnificent Seven reboot to open Toronto Film Festival

Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven reboot starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt will have its world premiere as the opening film of the 41st Toronto International Film Festival. The modern retelling of the classic Western sees Denzel star as bounty hunter Sam Chisholm, who leads a team of seven outlaws to end a siege against a town, instituted 22